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Letter: As local control drops, state control is expanded

Well, we have done it again, more busloads of lobbyists to St. Paul. Actually, I'm not sure this is a good idea, is this the way we want our government to operate? We already have far too many special interest groups badgering our elected officia...

Well, we have done it again, more busloads of lobbyists to St. Paul. Actually, I'm not sure this is a good idea, is this the way we want our government to operate? We already have far too many special interest groups badgering our elected officials for favors. We need fewer not more lobbyists in St. Paul.

I imagine if this works, every community in the state will be strongly encouraged to do the same. Maybe that's not really our concern, but it should be.

Unfortunately, this is the way a more centralized government has to work -- as local control is diminished, state control is expanded. With this shift in control, we are in danger of losing ever more of our freedom to act for ourselves on our own behalf.

Lyle Delaney

Blackduck

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